DR WAI-LUP WONG
BA[hons] LLM FRCR FRCP
Department of Nuclear Medicine
Lister and Mount Vernon Hospital
London, United Kingdom
Dr Wong is a Consultant Radiologist in Nuclear Medicine at Lister and Mount Vernon hospital. PET-CT clinical lead Strickland scanner centre Northwood. Honorary Senior Lecturer [University College]. National Speciality Advisor [Nuclear Medicine] NHSE. Independent Technical Advisor for the United Kingdom Assessment Service Imaging Services Accreditation Scheme [UKAS ISAS]. All Wales Positron Emission Tomography CT [PET-CT] Programme NHS Wales external advisor; ad-hoc advisor to NHS Scotland PET-CT programme.
He studied medicine at Bristol university. After a year as a pathology demonstrator in Bristol, he completed his general medical and radiology training at Manchester and London and Bristol. From 2012, he has been working with NHSE colleagues to support equitable delivery of NHSE PET-CT services including most recently as National Speciality Advisor [PET-CT] [2019-2022].
Wai Lup is actively involved in the development of national quality standards and clinical guidelines. He is an Expert Advisor for the NICE Centre for Clinical Practice. He is a co-author and contributor to the current “Evidence based indications for the use of PET-CT 2022”. He has co-authored the current NICE guidelines and quality standards for head and neck cancer, the Royal College of Radiologists iRefer: Making Best Use of Radiology, the British Society of Haematology Guidelines in the Investigation and Management of Follicular Lymphoma and the NHS Scotland Review of PET-CT Indications Report .
Wai Lup has a longstanding interest in Nuclear Medicine research. He was imaging lead in the PETNECK and PETPANC trials, studies which have changed clinical practice internationally. He is currently the PET-CT lead in the PET-CT guided symptom-based patient initiated surveillance versus clinical follow up in head and neck cancer [PETNECK 2] trial.
He has published extensively on cancer including in the New England Journal of Medicine, chapters in the most recent editions of Scott Brown’s Otolaryngology and also Maxillo-facial Surgery; in collaboration with Birkbeck school of Management papers on the analysis of the impact of COVID-19 on NHSE PET-CT services and organisational learning within the NHS; with the International Cancer Benchmarking Partnership on a study to compare and document international variation in PET-CT service provision in the oncology.
Beyond diagnostic imaging, Wai Lup has an interest in the potential of non-imaging diagnostics for improving the use of imaging diagnostics and particularly the contribution of genomics and cell free RNA.
A firm advocate for patient directed care, with the NHS England team he developed the core PET-CT patient experience questions which will be included in all NHS England PET-CT patient surveys. With NCRI he produced a DVD to inform people of their PET-CT scanning journey.
Wai Lup has an interest in modern languages and social history. He has a degree in German at London University German and is currently studying the French language and Mandarin. He has continued to maintain his interests in the laws after completing his masters in law with a qualifying law degree, and specifically on judicial reviews and their impact on health care.